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Coin of Caesarea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Mount Argaeus on altar. Inscriptions in Greek around and on altar.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 197

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2639

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins